Zak describes various cycles of change. He gives examples from different domains including biology (The Devoinian era), agriculture (Fertile Crescent) and history/sociology (Rapa Nui) examples that illustrate cycles of change. Zak argues that change is inevitable and the rate of change has increased dramatically throughout history. He offers ideas on how libraries and open source projects, like Evergreen, can cope with inevitable change. Zak argues that we need to be aware of our needs and be able to communicate them, value diversity and learn about patterns of change in many domains so we can see patterns of change within libraries and the Evergreen community.
Notes from session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-EZMdN1smZjbHA1Q84R2jVoD_kLa3Gfu5KsB6SSf9ys/pub#h.kn03if7694s7